September 2nd – Slower Day

Bay-breasted Warbler (left) and Black and White Warbler (right…..obviously). -JET

Yesterday we were fast out of the blocks but today it slowed down into more of a jog. I think that rain north of Lake Ontario during the night may have grounded a number of migrants with the result that we didn’t have the numbers or variety that we saw yesterday. Still, it was a fun day and a good “learning pace” day….for everyone (except maybe for Joshua and Amy who spent a few sweat-filled hours cutting down Black Walnuts in the Butterfly Meadow).

Banded 28:
2 Downy Woodpeckers
2 Eastern Wood-pewees
2 Traill’s Flycatchers
2 House Wren
1 Swainson’s Thrush
2 Gray Catbirds
1 Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo with a brown eye….hmmm…..juvenile. -CR

2 Red-eyed Vireos
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warblers
2 Black and White Warblers

One of three Ovenbirds caught today. -ELO

3 Ovenbirds

Common Yellowthroat. -ELO

2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Song Sparrow
1 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 54 spp.

Casandra with her first banded bird: Wsrbling Vireo. -DOL

Blackburnian Warbler. -ELO

Eila with an early Swainson’s Thrush. -ELO

One of a couple of long lines of Canada Geese seen today; local birds moving from feeding field to feeding field. -KMP

Juvenile Eastern Bluebird (banded); from a box in the corner of the parking area. -KMP

Daddy bluebird keeping an eye on the youngsters. -KMP

It’s been a good year for rabbits at Ruthven. Quite often I will scare one up when I open nets in the dark. -KMP

Part of a group of 9 Wild Turkeys hunting in front of the Mansion. -KMP

Two distant Northern Flickers. For some reason they like to perch high in a dead snag that you can see from the banding lab. -KMP

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